Watch Clouds Roil Through the Grand Canyon: A Beautiful Timelapse Film Captures a Rare Full Cloud Inversion

From pro­duc­er and edi­tor Harun Mehmedi­novic comes a pret­ty breath­tak­ing time­lapse film of a rare phe­nom­e­non at the Grand Canyon. Writes Mehmedi­novic:

Mil­lions of vis­i­tors a year come to Ari­zon­a’s Grand Canyon Nation­al Park, one of the sev­en nat­ur­al won­ders of the world and the most vis­it­ed nation­al park in the west­ern Unit­ed States. How­ev­er, on extreme­ly rare days when cold air is trapped in the canyon and topped by a lay­er of warm air, which in com­bi­na­tion with mois­ture and con­den­sa­tion, form the phe­nom­e­non referred to as the full cloud inver­sion. In what resem­bles some­thing between ocean waves and fast clouds, Grand Canyon is com­plete­ly obscured by fog, mak­ing the vis­i­tors feel as if they are walk­ing on clouds.

This video was filmed as part of SKYGLOW (, an ongo­ing crowd­fund­ed quest to explore the effects and dan­gers of urban light pol­lu­tion in con­trast with some of the most incred­i­ble dark sky areas in North Amer­i­ca. This project is being pro­duced in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Inter­na­tion­al Dark-Sky Asso­ci­a­tion (, a non-prof­it fight­ing for the preser­va­tion of night skies around the globe.

The film was shot on Canon 5DSR & 5DIII cam­eras and lens­es. You can down­load high res­o­lu­tion stills via this zip file. Enjoy.

via Twist­ed Sifter

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Mes­mer­iz­ing Time­lapse Film Cap­tures the Won­der of Bees Being Born

Google Street View Takes You on a Panoram­ic Tour of the Grand Canyon

Albert Ein­stein Sports a Native Amer­i­can Head­dress and a Peace Pipe at the Grand Canyon, 1931

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